Steppenwolf Theatre, Downstairs Theatre

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Designed in collaboration with Steppenwolf designer Kevin Rigdon, this two-level, 515-seat theatre is modeled on the classic American playhouse with a single balcony and side boxes stepping down toward the apron stage. The rough-hewn concrete and steel interior echoes the raw, gritty nature of the acting company’s work.

Steppenwolf Theatre, Downstairs Theatre
Credit: Theatre Projects
Owner

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Architect

James, Morris & Kutyla

Acoustician

Talaske

Users

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Seat count

515

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Drama theatre

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

1991

Venue website

steppenwolf.org

Credit: Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Credit: Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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